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Our Geography curriculum provides pupils with knowledge about: diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, in addition to the Earth’s key physical and human processes.   

This knowledge enables pupils to explain how the Earth’s features are shaped, interconnected and have changed over time.   

How is Geography organised?  


Contextual knowledge of our local environment   

(Godmanchester and Cambridgeshire)  


Contextual knowledge of globally significant places   



Physical Process  

Knowledge of processes that result in key physical and human features that bring about variation and change over time  

What is taught and in what order?  

Local Geography   

Where do I live? Simple Maps  (EYFS)

UK (Countries and Capitals)   (Yr1)

Cambridgeshire (County)   (Yr2)

UK Counties and Cities  (Yr3)

Topography  (Yr4)

Land Uses  (Yr5)

Cambridgeshire (Changes over time) (Yr6) 



World Geography   

7 continents and 5 oceans (Continent focus - Antarctica)  (Yr1)

Oceania (Country focus - Australia)  (Yr2)

Europe (Cities - Pompeii and Lisbon)*   (Yr3)

Africa (Physical feature focus - The Nile, Kilimanjaro)*  (Yr4)

Asia (Country focus - India) (Yr5) 

North and South America  (Yr6)

  *link to Physical Process  


Physical Process   

Water Cycle  (Yr1)

Climate Zones (Yr2)

Volcanoes and Earthquakes (Yr3)

Rivers and Mountains (Yr4)

Biomes and Vegetation belts (Yr5)  

Economic Activity (Yr6) 






What will this include? What will I see in a Geography lesson?   

  • Using maps, atlases, globes, digital/computer mapping and aerial photographs  

  • Local walks  

  • First-hand observations, measuring recording and presenting  

  • Compass direction (8 points)    

  • Using a key(s) and symbols   

  • Reading OS maps (4 and 6 figure grid references)